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 Hallie Eisenberg - “Actually, Eisenberg wants to be a doctor or lawyer trite, sure, but refreshingly absent the love-me rapacity one detects behind Dakota Fanning's dewy, sky-blue eyes. I'm not trying to create anything, ... I just want to do what comes along that I enjoy.”  
 Tim Rice-Oxley - “Lennon was such a great writer and exactingly honest. That was the thing that was defining about his songwriting and is weirdly absent from so much songwriting today, and I don't understand why.”  
 Sathya Baba - “The unity of the three Hs is essential. Heart, Head and Hand. But today this unity is absent among people, with the result that men are becoming inhuman.”  
 Paul Weyrich - “Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench, underscoring the importance of appointing judges who have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.”  
 Bob Saget - “Paul Riser tells it in an interesting way he dissects it and tells the structure, you know, 'you don't mention that part here.' But that's what's interesting about it and the people who are absent are interesting too.”  
 Bob Saget - “A couple people are absent that I love like Cosby and Seinfeld are not there, for obvious reasons, and Chris Rock doesn't tell the joke.”  
 Greta Scacchi - “My father was absent and he was a hero to me.”  
 Sextus Propertius - “Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.”  
 Maurice Maeterlinck - “Happiness is rarely absent it is we that know not of its presence.”  
 John Locke - “Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.”  
 Jacques Lacan - “We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man, however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him, split as it is in its submission to symbols.”  
 John H. Morgan - “It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders.”  
 John Calvin - “Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace evil, when grace is absent.”  
 Guillermo C. Infante - “I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.”  
 Proverb - “He who is absent is always in the wrong.”  
 George Santayana - “Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent it is a salutation, not an embrace.”  
 Walter Bagehot - “Woman absent is woman dead.”  
 Wystan Hugh Auden - “Left to itself the masculine imagination has very little appreciation for the here and now it prefers to dwell on what is absent, on what has been or may be. If men are more punctual than women, it is because they know that, without the external discipline of clock time, they would never get anything done.”  
 John Donne - “Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls. For, thus friends absent speak.”  
 Leo Tolstoy - “The best generals I have known were... stupid or absent-minded men. Not only does a good army commander not need any special qualities, on the contrary he needs the absence of the highest and best human attributes -- love, poetry, tenderness, and philosophic inquiring doubt. He should be limited, firmly convinced that what he is doing is very important (otherwise he will not have sufficient patience), and only then will he be a brave leader. God forbid that he should be humane, should love, or pity, or think of what is just and unjust.”  
 Alexander Pope - “Never find fault with the absent.”  
 Henry James - “No sovereign, no court, no personal loyalty, no aristocracy, no church, no clergy, no army, no diplomatic service, no country gentlemen, no palaces, no castles, nor manors, nor old country-houses, nor parsonages, nor thatched cottages nor ivied ruins no cathedrals, nor abbeys, nor little Norman churches no great Universities nor public schools -- no Oxford, nor Eton, nor Harrow no literature, no novels, no museums, no pictures, no political society, no sporting class -- no Epsom nor Ascot Some such list as that might be drawn up of the absent things in American life.”  
 Homer - “Achilles absent was Achilles still”  
 Anthony Roberts - “Too many men are absent at the crucial time when they are needed.”  
 Avery Shenfeld - “What counts, of course, is what the trend would have been absent hurricanes Katrina and Rita,”  

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